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suspended flights to and from the new york area, flights to connecticut and washington d.c. were also canceled. >>> president barack obama back at the white house no time to celebrate his reelection victory because of major issues to deal with. the president and his family returned to the white house late last night and he called congressional leaders urged them to work together to cut through the washington gridlock. right now everybody is promising to cooperate. >>> it is a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges -- challenges we all faces a nation. >> we have to find ways to use that word which are disdainful of which i see is anee normsly large compromise. >> and they are looking into how to stop the nation from going off that fiscal cliff. >>> shoppers are turning out in groves in livermore this morning. ktvu channel 2 morning news claudine wong is out there this morning. beautiful boost for the local eek connie. -- economy. look at this nice long stretch of stores. >> reporter: we have some people getting ready for this 10:00 a.m. schedul
guy in washington and he believes he can find common ground with the president. >>> they're still counting votes from tuesday's election but mitt romney's top campaign official is saying president obama will win florida. president obama leads mitt romney in florida, 49.9% to 49.3%. the romney campaigns says it expects the president's lead to get bilgier as more of the votes are counted. president obama was reelected without florida's 29 electoral college votes. >>> back over to sal who's checking in on the south bay right now. >> that's right and in the southeast bay we've had rain and just some drizzle and we can see it on this picture i'm going to show you, 237 is a little bit wet there and as rosemary had said a cell moved through and you could give yourself extra time. one of the biggest things that gets people in trouble is stopping distance, you're driving along, something happens and you can't stop in time and there's a wreck. just give yourself extra time and slow it down. and also be more aware. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is backed up for about 10 min
media to rally public support for its position. >>> well 400,000 are watching it happen in washington and that's because of emergency federal unemployment benefits due to expire december 29th unless congress is due to expire. they are noticing the possible loss of benefits which are going into the mail this week. >>> 6:09 is the traffic and certainly could be an issue as we get some rain, let's check in with tara who is in for sal. >> people need to take it slow with the rain coming in. we have a map showing an accident on grant line road and this is sort of a slow stretch anyway so of course it is not helping the situation. up next we are looking at the bay bridge toll plaza and the metering lights are on so give yourself some extra time and that bong is extending back to the maze on the east shore freeway. you can see in the pittsburgh area, those headlights are westbound as you drive to 680 in concord. no delays aas of yet. here is steve. >>> thank you very much. our system is moving on shore as advertised. the rain is picking up especially towards the north bay and we have wind an
of a crash northbound 680 at washington the crash is on the other side of the road. but people are really taking a look at it you can see how slow it is there on 680 southbound. not good driving. usually it's light here at this time. if you drive this right now, you will see a lot of slow traffic. you need to leave the house earlier. also the morning commute on the east shore freeway westbound is getting busier driving toward the mccarthur maze. let's go back to the desk. >>> and we have developing news for you out of san francisco. right now crew roberts scene of a fire in the bay view district. tara moriarty joins us live from the scene with the latest tara. >> reporter: we are here at the corner of hamas and ingalls. you got this around 5:00 if >> yeah around 4:30, 5:00 this morning. first units on the scene encountered a little fire coming from this carport. it was held to a first alarm. what you see there appears to be some type of workshop. a couple cars were involved. we were able to make a quick knock down of the fire. right now the cause is not determined at this time. arson will
for the gridlock in washington. >> governor jerry brown is celebrating a historic victory this morning for the first time since 2004 california approved a tax hike on a statewide proposition. voters have passed proposition 30. his education tax initiative 54% to 46% with 95% of the precincts reporting. ktvu tara moriarty is in san francisco this morning where voters were overwhelmingly backing that measure. >> that is right here in san francisco most voters voted yes in favor of prop 30. and the general feeling here in the city is that public schools need help. case in point mission heights school. this is the oldest high school in san francisco and test scores well they have been struggling with that over the years. prop 30 passage may be the shot in the arm this school needed. other areas of california that saw support for 30 alameda and santa cruz counties. los angeles also backed it but moe dark and more rural central areas of the state saw the least amount of support. prop 30 will raise the states sales tax by a quarter of a credit for four years and increase income taxes for peop
washington, d.c. newsroom this morning on what is going on, on capitol hill. we have david petraeus testifying on capitol hill this morning about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. as alison burns reports we may not get to see or hear from him. >> general petraeus managed to get into a classified hearing room without any of the camera crews outside seeing him. let's take a live look right now outside a senate intelligence committee hearing room. general petraeus testified for about an hour this morning before a house committee announced the members of congress are coming out and starting to talk about it. they said testimony focused solely on the september 11th u.s. consulate attack in libya. members of congress are trying to get the truth about whether it was a spontaneous attack or preplanned assault that killed four americans and how the obama administration dealt with it. when general petraeus first briefed congress, he said he believed the cia believed the attack stemmed from a protest. but today it's a different story. he said he believed it was a terrorist attack a
states, pennsylvania and new hampshire. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >> election day now just hours away, but more than 800,000 bay area voters won't be showing up at the polls. brian flores tells us they have traded in the ballot box for the mailbox. brian. >> reporter: good morning, pam. we are just one more day away until election day. arguably one of the more important elections in recent history. obviously we have the presidential election but we also have several key ballot measures that need to be taken care of as well. in terms of voter turnout, presidential elections usually bring out higher numbers of voters. one thing that is different this year is the amount of early voters and gone possibly could be the days of heading to the polls in droves. that is being reported as much as 800,000 bay area residents cast their ballots through the mail. state reports more than 18 million registered voters in california which is 940,000 more registered voters than the lax election. we spoke with the voters to see if they early voted. while others li
washington, d.c. newsroom to tell us why the president's meeting with the prime minister of cambodia and why it's a little tense. alison. >> reporter: dave, this is the first time a u.s. president has visited cambodia. here's video we brought in about 45 minutes ago. of president obama arying for the east asia summit. while it is all smiles on stage white house officials say it was a tense meeting for the president with the cambodian prime minister. president obama spent most of the meeting highlighting the need for free and fair elections and the release of political prisoners. in myanmar president obama met with aung san suu kyi who led the struggle against military rule and is now a government leader. president obama encouraged continuing democratic reforms. >> reforms launched from the top of society must meet the aspirations of citizens who form its foundation. >> reporter: president obama was also in bangkok, thailand where he and is secretary of state hillary clinton visited a buddhist temple. while he was there president obama asked for prayers to help with the budget challenges back
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